Proposal Coordinator Salary

The average Proposal Coordinator in the United States earns approximately $50K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Female Proposal Coordinators make up most of the survey respondents at 77 percent. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. The majority of Proposal Coordinators claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$36,455 - $74,509
(Median)
$36K
$50K
$75K
MEDIAN: $49,550
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$14.82 - $28.56
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$20
$29
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$36,455 - $74,509  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,071  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$36,100 - $73,686  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 355
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.82 - $28.56  
   
Overtime
$21.61 - $45.95  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,071  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$36,100 - $73,686  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 79
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Job Description for Proposal Coordinator

The proposal coordinator's primary responsibility is to coordinate all of the necessary steps to deliver proposals to clients. The job comes with strict deadlines, as well as strict requirements to meet clients' quality standards and detailed requirements. Specific tasks performed by proposal coordinators include working on bids and conducting background research required for proposals, supporting various departments by performing related activities, and performing large amounts of writing and editing. As such, written and verbal communication skills are extremely important to this job, along with strong organizational skills, proficiency with basic computer programs, and strong analytical abilities.

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Proposal Coordinator Tasks

  • Edit and rewrite proposals, including creating templates and boilerplate text.
  • Draft proposals and communicate across teams to get input and meet deadlines.
  • Coordinate and maintain team documentation efforts for responses to RFPs, RFIs, and other calls.
  • Analyze requirements and ensure that proposals meet requirements.

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Popular Skills for Proposal Coordinator


Proposal Coordinators report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Graphic Design, Desktop Publishing, Project Coordinating, and Proposal Writing are correlated to pay that is above average. Those educated in Microsoft Office tend to be well versed in Project Coordinating.

Pay by Experience Level for Proposal Coordinator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Proposal Coordinators, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $47K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $56K. Proposal Coordinators claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $61K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Proposal Coordinator with more than 20 years of experience can earn $68K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Arlington is home to an above-average pay rate for Proposal Coordinators, 42 percent higher than the national average. Proposal Coordinators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Denver (+20 percent), Reston (+18 percent), Washington (+15 percent), and Atlanta (+5 percent). San Diego ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 12 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Houston and Fairfax (7 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Proposal Coordinator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 38%



National Average
$49,000


Skills That Affect Proposal Coordinator Salaries

Graphic Design
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Project Coordinating
up arrow 3%

Desktop Publishing
up arrow 3%

Proposal Writing
up arrow 2%

National Average
$49,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Editing
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 76 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 8%
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